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October 23, 2019

A Snack the Whole Family Will Love

Today I wanted to share an easy snack idea. It took only a few minutes to make, and the whole family enjoyed them, so I had to share it with you!
Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash
You can switch a few things up making this, so it's really customizable and something you can enjoy with breakfast or eat as a snack in the afternoon.

You will need:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups Cheerios

I  opted to use Honey Nut Cheerios since they're Bella's favorite. You could use almond butter, add some chocolate chips...the options are endless.

To make:
Put the honey and peanut butter in a large, microwave safe bowl
Microwave for one minute, then remove and stir until well mixed
Microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds
Add the vanilla extract and stir well
Add the cheerios and any other add-in's and stir until well coated
Drop the portions in to cupcake liners or on a baking sheet topped with parchment paper
Let them sit for at least 35 minutes, but they full harden in a few hours

You can enjoy them for a few days, just keep them stored in a container with a lid or in the refrigerator.
These are a perfect afternoon pick me up or a sweet treat in the evening for the kids.

Happy snacking! Do you have any easy snack ideas to share? 
October 22, 2019

Affordable Cool Weather Staples

Happy Tuesday, I don't normally post today but I couldn't quite get my act together with a post ready for yesterday after a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.
Photo by Riss Design on Unsplash
Today I wanted to share some affordable cool weather items that you can wear year after year. I'm big on neutrals, basics and things that you can get lots of use with! This time of the year I am always layering and enjoying the weather in what I can get away with before the s-word stuff starts flying ;)
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I have this lightweight sweater in a similar version from last year in a few colors. It is so comfortable and great with a cami underneath.

Length is key for a tunic sweater and they are SO cozy and great with leggings, bonus!

Until last year I hadn't owned a chambray shirt and not sure how I went so long without one. I love layering this with a tee or cami underneath and a cardigan over it. It would look great under the next sweater I'm sharing.

Loft always has great sweaters and sales. This mock neck sweater is really cute and a great neutral. I love turtlenecks, even though others don't always- the mock neck is a good option.

Last month I got these jersey leggings online for super sale- $6! The subtle black with small leopard print I purchased them in is no longer available, but I LOVE the classic leopard and fully believe leopard is a neutral ;) They fit well, stay in place and provide great coverage.

Speaking of leopard, this adorable leopard pullover is a great piece you could wear with jeans or as a piece traveling or laying around the house in. I love the color!

I own several of these long-sleeve crewneck shirts...they are incredibly soft and the best layering piece. No joke, I think I have 6 colors- such a good buy.

Throw the crewneck on under this cozy cardigan and you'll be all set for a crisp day out and about. I am a huge fan of cardigans, even though my husband jokes with me that I look like a librarian. They are too comfortable to pass up!

All for comfort over cute, say I! IIIIIIIIIII ;) While still super cute, I love a good bootie. These buckle booties do both, and while all of the colors are great, that cognac color is stunning!

I've been obsessed with mules for a long time, I remember my Mom wearing them when I was growing up and I'm so glad they came back a few years ago. These bow mules are absolutely adorable and I love the color options too.

Last but not least, this faux suede moto jacket has a TON of great reviews on Amazon. Anyone else love reading reviews and get sucked in forever? That's me! I just added this to my Christmas wish list- the olive color is stunning and the reviews don't lie!


I hope you're having a great start to the week!
What items do you love to wear in these wonderful Fall temps?
October 18, 2019

Friday Favorites: Links + Loves

Helloooooooooooo Friday! So happy to see you...it's been a busy week.

We did lots of celebrating between Chuck and Bella's birthdays, and add in  a few late nights at work for events and I am whooped! We don't have anything on the schedule for this weekend, so it will be a go with the flow and enjoy things as they come type of few days, and that works for me. I hope to knock a few things off my Fall Bucket List, I'm in the midst of reading a fall book (not loving it) and maybe pick some apples!

Here's some favorites from this past week-
Ashley shared this DELICIOUS fall harvest punch, perfect for a get together or nice chilly weekend. Sounds absolutely yummy-I'm pinning it for future use!

I can't deal with how incredibly talented Cara is with makeup, just look at this melted ice-cream Halloween look she created. It's so fun, bright and cheery!

Erica shared a round up of affordable blazers, and you know I'm ordering the leopard detailed one- a fun change up from the traditional looks. I highly recommend a pop of color, anytime I wear my pink blazer I always get a bunch of compliments!

I'm in need of more breakfast ideas, sometimes I make the same things over and over and get tired of them and don't want to eat them for weeks- LOL. Going to try out this recipe for baked oatmeal bars and see how they are! 

I''ll leave you with a giggle...this statement below is the absolute TRUTH...in terms of family pictures, selfies with your partner or with a pet  and allllll the bribery too ;)


Have a great weekend- what are you up to!? Any funny things to share?